Is Timing Belt
Replacement Really Necessary?
important is it and when should it be done?
the importance of making sure your vehicle’s belts are in good
shape and replacing them when they age and crack. But most
people are unaware that their car may have a timing belt as
well. These belts are not easily checked because they are
usually covered by accessories such as an alternator, power
steering pumps, etc. along with plastic engine covers.
are constructed of nylon and rubber compounds which do age,
weaken and crack with time just like your accessory belts.
Extreme engine bay temperatures and sometimes oil and coolant
leaks help speed this process along. They give no warning
signs that they are about to break. When they do, your engine
will stop running and not restart, resulting in a towing
expense. Worst of all, it could also cause expensive damage to
engine valves and pistons.
manufacturers recommend replacing your vehicle’s timing belts
at 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Regardless of make or model or
engine size, most vehicles have a timing belt/belts. Replacing
your timing belt at John’s Auto Repair of Islip, NY will
assure your vehicle will be ready to go when you are.